How do you teach French to a student whose first language isn’t English? Will singing in French increase a students’ fluency? Do languages improve students’ literacy and numeracy skills?
If the questions above fill you with curiosity this is the course for you!
Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach across the secondary school French curriculum for the 11-16 age range.
At Manchester Met, you’ll mainly study with your PGCE French group. We’ll teach you in your target language to provide an opportunity for you to practise and develop your language.
You’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona.
You’ll spend at least 120 days on placements in a variety of schools, gradually increasing your involvement to become an expert practitioner.
On your placements, you’ll normally have the opportunity to teach your main language and your second language (subject to your level in your second language, and in full discussion with yourself). We also welcome speakers of heritage / other languages, and we do our utmost to enable speakers of additional languages to have an opportunity to teach these on placement too. Past students have contributed to Urdu, Italian, Japanese and Somali teaching – and we are very keen to keep extending the range of languages.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
Employability - You’ll have the skills and experience to teach French at Key Stage 3, GCSE and potentially A/AS-levels.
Schools experience - You will spend at least the minimum DfE required time in schools (approximately 120 days) on placements in schools, gaining experience in mainstream secondary schools.
Postgraduate credits - When you graduate, you’ll achieve 60 masters’ level credits (this is one-third of a masters degree). You can put these towards a masters degree such as our new MTeach course.
Partnerships - We have partnerships with over 1,500 schools, colleges and educational organisations, meaning we are able to provide students with a range of school experiences.
Research-led teaching - Our research centre, ESRI ranks in the UK’s top 20 for research power in Education (Research Excellence Framework, 2014) and recent research sponsors include the Department of Education; Wellcome Trust; European Union; Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; Barclays; Microsoft; Siemens and LEGO.
For more information on this course please visit our website: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/pgce-secondary-french